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BASF to Deliver Top-level Customized Polyurethane Solutions to Customers Based in North China

Published on 2011-04-26. Author : SpecialChem

TIANJIN, China -- BASF, the world's leading chemical company and the leading supplier of Polyurethane (PU) System Solutions worldwide, broke ground on the construction of its new Polyurethane System House in Tianjin, China, further expanding its global service and production network. The new facility will be located in Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (Hangu Modern Industrial Zone), covering 3.4 hectares.

At the new system house, BASF will deliver top-level customized polyurethane solutions to its customers, fully supported by local production, in-house sales, technical service and development teams.

The plant is expected to start up in 2012 and will join to a comprehensive and unrivalled worldwide network which currently includes 38 system houses.

"The Northern China region is witnessing a thriving PU market with above average growth rates and considerable increases in production and demand in the years to come," said Dr. Melanie Maas-Brunner, Senior Vice President of Polyurethanes in Asia Pacific. "Tianjin is at the heart of the boom and this strategically located, new System House is clear proof of our commitment to the China market. It further boosts our capacity to provide sustainable and energy efficient polyurethane solutions to support and serve rapidly growing sectors such as the construction and automotive industries, and emerging markets for renewable energy like wind and solar energy."

China is already the largest polyurethane market in the world and forecasted to maintain a strong growth rate in the coming decade. BASF is readily positioned to lead the market with its planned System Houses in Chongqing, along with two current state-of-the-art System Houses and Regional Development Centers in Shanghai and Nansha.

BASF's worldwide System House network is fully supported by world-class production sites for PU basic material, including a TDI and MDI production site in Caojing, Shanghai and our newly approved MDI plant and planned System House project in Chongqing.

"The investments we are making in these sites will serve to foster and facilitate the development of an environmentally-friendly, resource-conserving eco-city like Tianjin," continued Mass-Brunner." BASF has a highly-skilled team that is dedicated to creating customized PU system solutions to address customers' challenges in energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction, all paving the way for more optimal sustainable development.

About BASF Polyurethanes

BASF is the leading supplier of Polyurethane Solutions for systems, specialties and PU basic products. With its global network of 38 polyurethane system houses and its comprehensive product and service portfolio, BASF is the preferred partner of its customers in many industries. The BASF brand "Polyurethane Solutions" represents over 40 years of experience of the market and technology leadership for Polyurethane Systems. In the extremely service-oriented business of polyurethane systems and specialties, reliable PU experience and competence are crucial. Through its system house network, BASF provides fast local support, from technical service and sales to production and marketing during the development of customized solutions. With its world-scale plants, BASF secures its leading market position in the production of polyurethane basic products in all regions of the world. Polyurethanes make life more comfortable, safer and more pleasant while helping to save energy sustainably. They contribute towards improved insulation of buildings and more attractive, lightweight design of cars. Producers of shoes, mattresses and household goods as well as sports equipment use the unique advantages of polyurethanes provided with the knowledge and expertise of the polyurethane experts of BASF world-wide.

About BASF Greater China

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. It is one of the biggest foreign investors in the Chinese chemical industry. BASF has about 6,980 employees in Greater China and posted sales of approximately €5.8 billion in 2010. The company operates 26 BASF wholly owned subsidiaries and 14 BASF joint ventures in Greater China.

About BASF

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF


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